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Explore Outdoor Recreation in Upstate California

There's a lot more to California than just palm trees and Golden Gates! Explore the magnificent far northern California landscape and you'll find awesome granite spires, beautiful painted dunes, breathtaking waterfalls, and the only bridge in the world that functions as a sundial!

Redding is centrally located in the heart of the great outdoors, and the opportunity for recreation is vast and varied. Surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of public land including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park, spectacular Mt. Shasta, and the pristine Trinity Alps, Redding is the perfect base camp for exploring the hotbed of adventure travel in California! Redding is also home to the magnificent Sundial Bridge, the newly renovated Cascade Theatre, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail.

Numerous backcountry roads and scenic highways and byways--including the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road--offer a great alternative when traveling to your favorite outdoor destination. Don't forget to bring your GPS so you can experience GeoCaching--there are nearly 200 geocaches in the Redding area just waiting to be discovered! 

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Make sure to explore these 9 Famously Redding icons on your trip to Redding
We know how traveling to another city can be overwhelming. What is there to see? What should you see? Where to go? All questions that race through your mind when traveling. To help you out, the Visit Redding team put…
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Take the Redding Adventure Challenge
Let's break away from the norm and try a new adventure. Or how about 14? With the Adventure Challenge -- Redding edition, we'll do all of the work for you on coming up with an adventure. All you have to…
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Your Guide to the Best Kayaking in Redding, CA
You’ll find a wide variety of kayaking opportunities in and around Redding, but here are a few favorites that should make the to-do list for any visitor to the area.
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10 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Redding, CA
Tucked away at the top of California in the Shasta-Cascade region, Redding is a great spot to take your kids for an outdoor family adventure. Parents will find lakes, rivers, hiking trails, culture, and gold-mining history a-plenty—all ready to be…
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10 Lakes, Rivers, Pools, and Swimming Holes Where You Can Cool Off in Redding, CA
The variety of options for getting in the water to beat the heat in Redding, CA makes this city a great spot for families and outdoor adventurers in the summertime.
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10 Things to do for $10 or less when visiting Redding
Let’s face it, when we travel, we want to enjoy attractions and things to do wherever it is that we go. But sometimes we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Luckily for you, Redding has plenty…
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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Trails near Redding
Hiking in and around Redding, California, is fantastic, but there’s one way to make it even better—hitting the trails with your favorite four-legged friend. Take advantage of these eight scenic and dog-friendly trails.
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Hiking to Kings Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park
King’s Creek Falls is a 40-foot waterfall located in the middle of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail is moderate, which makes it a perfect adventure for the casual hiker, or a nice add on to the nearby Lassen Peak…
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3 Hikes to Lose Yourself in Nature in Lassen Volcanic National Park
There is nothing quite like being outdoors, and experiencing the solitude found on the trail. I also love that hiking can be for everyone. Whether you prefer summiting a mountain peak, climbing along a cascading creek, or taking a stroll…
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Redding -- your perfect getaway for hiking adventures and an outdoor vacation
In Redding, located in the heart of UpState CA, you'll find an endless outdoor adventure playground perfect for all ages and interests. Hiking is one of the activities we do best around here with more than 225 miles of trails…
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10 Amazing Waterfalls to See in Northern California
An international outdoor destination ringed by the Southern Cascades to the east and the much smaller range of the Trinity Alps to the west, Redding is a hotspot for waterfall chasers. It’s an area with both short and long winding…
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10 Awesome National & State Park Day Trips Worth Taking from Redding
Wild, uncrowded, and memorable—these are the defining features of the far Northern California outdoors. The expanse of public lands around the town of Redding features an endless lineup of outdoor adventures, from fly fishing to summit bagging to scenic driving.…
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Why Redding Is An Underrated Mountain Bike Town
In far Northern California, the promise of uncrowded trails means plenty of space to spread out and shred the singletrack—and Redding serves as the best base camp to explore it all. Within 15 miles, you’ll find more than 225 miles…
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How to Plan a Perfect Couples Getaway in Redding
Whether your perfect date includes stargazing in a national park, watching the sunset over a vineyard, or enjoying a night on the town, you can find it in Redding, California, a fantastic place to spend time with your special someone.…
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The 11 Best Hikes in Northern California
It’s no secret that California is home to some of the best hiking in the country, especially in the northern part of the state. With a lifetime’s worth of hiking opportunities, the tough part can be zeroing in on one…
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8 Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Redding, CA
Redding, California, sits in the backyard of some of Northern California’s best outdoor recreation and wilderness, from majestic Mt. Shasta to lesser-known gems amid the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges. Redding makes for a great home base for outdoor adventure in…
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Top 7 Attractions You Want to Cross off Your Bucket List in Redding, CA
Burney Falls. Photo courtesy of @jermverde on InstagramSteeped in state history and beset by the Sacramento River, Redding has since 1844 existed as the deserving home of satisfied locals. Since first inhabited by Wintu Native Americans, Redding has plays host…
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Exploring the Undiscovered Gems of UpState CA With Redding as Your Home Base
Redding, California, makes the ideal jumping-off point to explore the region, providing easy access to the outdoors so you can enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Likewise, getting to Redding couldn’t be any easier, as I-5 runs right through…
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10 Extreme Adventures to Try on Your Next Trip to Redding, CA
There’s no shortage of water or mountain activities in the Redding area, but here are a few of the top activities that will get your blood pumping. Of course, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the region in a…
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6 Can't-Miss Outdoor Experiences That You Can Only Have in Redding, California
Located just three and a half hours from the Bay Area, Redding is an excellent place for visitors to get a good night’s rest before exploring all the region has to offer during the day. Right off I-5 with easy…
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Action Sports Rentals
We are a locally owned Action Sports rental shop.. we rent out kayaks paddle boards jet skis and quads.. More Information
915 Wall St.,
Redding, CA
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park
Ahjumawi Lava Spring State Park is an outdoor area with an abundance lava rock. The park features over twenty miles of park trails by which to explore the area. The park is located in remote northeastern Shasta County and can only be reached by boat. Visitors can launch into Big Lake at… More Information
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Antlers Resort & Marina
Welcome to Antlers Resort and Marina located just 30 minutes north of Redding, California on beautiful Shasta Lake. Located on beautiful Lake Shasta in northern California, Antlers is a full service resort specializing in competition ski boat rentals, patio boat rentals, jet ski rentals, fishing boat rentals, and moorage.Lake Shasta… More Information
20679 Antlers Road,
Lakehead, CA
Ash Creek Falls
Ash Creek Falls is known for being one of the tallest in the Mt. Shasta area at a single drop of 290 feet. The falls must be viewed from afar due to the canyon terraine and is best for viewing during summer months when glacier runoff is greatest. This waterfall… More Information
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McCloud , CA
Battle Creek
Battle Creek's 16 miles are home to Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. It originates near Shingletown (east of Redding) and empties into the Sacramento River near Anderson (just south of Redding), and is open the last Saturday in April through November 15. More Information
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Tehama County, CA
Battle Creek Falls
At 16 feet tall and varying in width throughout the year, Battle Creek Falls has a unique look due to the array of bedrock that shapes the waterfall ledge. Adjacent to its base is an interesting old powerhouse. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail and road. More Information
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Mineral, CA
Beatson Falls
In the unique terrain of Table Mountain, you will find Beaston Falls in a narrow canyon in Beaston Hollow. The best time to enjoy this waterfall is from December through April. More Information
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Oroville , CA
Big Nasty Trail
The Big Nasty Trail is a fantastic loop trail that is named after a brush-covered formation of rough lava rock. Sweeping views of Lava Beds and the Modoc National Forest can be seen from here, and the trail is a fantastic spot to view the sunset. From the Mammoth Crater/Hidden… More Information
1 Indian Well HQ,
Tulelake, CA
Bigfoot Rafting
Since 1984 Bigfoot Rafting has been the go-to company for tourists and locals alike. Thanks to the support of our community and loyal customers we have grown to be the largest and most experienced rafting company in Northern California. Not only do we offer daily trips on the beautiful emerald… More Information
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Willow Creek, CA
Bikes Etc
Local bike shop ready to help you with all your bicycle needs! More Information
2400 Athens Ave,
Redding, CA
Blue Gravel Mine Trail
This trail travels through a canyon near a seasonal creek, and the old Blue Gravel Mine, once a gold mine in the area operated by the City. Relics from this era are still visible from the trail. Much of the trail offers trees and shade. More Information
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Redding, CA
Bluff Falls
This waterfall is noticeable only to those who are looking closely and is most visible during the peak of the snow melt season. A stream down a dark cliff comes from an old quarry site that is overgrown with local vegitation which obscures the waterfall. Find it by looking to… More Information
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Lassen Volcanic National Park , CA
Boardmart
Boardmart is Redding's only "Total Board Shop" (Est. 1995): offering the best selection of Snow, Wake, Skate and SUP gear north of Sacramento. Boardmart is a full service board shop for sales, service and rentals for all seasons. Superior Wintersteiger Stonegrind tunes and repairs by expert technicians for snowboards and… More Information
1261 Market Street,
Redding, CA
Boiling Springs Lake
A number of steam vents are located under Boiling Springs Lake, keeping the temperature of the lake around 125 degrees. The mud pots on the southeast shore are among the best in the park. The trail crosses a meadow and then goes through forest to the lake and around it. Trees… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Bridge Bay Resort
Bridge Bay Resort is located right on Shasta Lake, with central access to the water. We offer a large rental fleet of ski boats, fishing boats, patio boats, and houseboats. More Information
10300 Bridge Bay Rd.,
Redding, CA
Brokeoff Mountain
For sheer beauty and rugged mountain scenery the Brokeoff trail is one of the best in Lassen. The trail climbs steadily through open meadows and forest for two miles and then through scattered hemlocks and finally above timberline to the top. At the west end of the mountain just before… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Buenaventura Trail
This is a great, short, intermediate ride that could be turned into a longer ride by connecting on to the River Trail. More Information
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Redding, CA
Bumpass Hell
Rocky trail with grand vistas decends to a boardwalk through Lassen's largest hydrothermal area. Trailhead at Bumpass Hell Parking area. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Burstarse Falls
This waterfall makes it's appearance every year in late winter and early spring. It's source is a small granite basin where Burstarse Creek drains. This waterfall is moderately accessible. More Information
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Dunsmuir, CA
Camp Creek Falls
Camp Creek Falls can be reached by driving and is a sight to see, with many tiers equaling 200 feet of waterfall. Be sure to have a high clearance vehicle and get ready for a rough ride to see this worthwile waterfall. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Castle Crags State Park
Castle Crags State Park is named for 6,000-feet tall glacier-polished crags and offers fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, and spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, the grey rocks and, of course, the crags. Whether you need breathtaking views or just a pleasant walk in nature, Castle… More Information
Castle Crags Road,
Castella, CA
Chambers Creek Falls
Chambers Creek Falls offers a great photo opportunity with two levels of beautiful uniformity. The waterfall is surrounded by greenery and magnificent rocks on either side. At the base lies a large pool for swimming. Further downstream, past the pool are dainty waterfalls/rapids and if you're not afraid to get… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Chamise Peak Trail
If you want a 360 degree view of all things Shasta (Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta and City of Shasta Lake), look no further. This highest spot atop the mountainous spine separating Keswick Reservoir from the City of Shasta Lake, affords expansive views of the upper Sacramento Valley, the… More Information
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Redding, CA
Chaos Crags
Climbs gently throughforest before opening to the thinly forested edge of Chaos Jumbles. The trail continues down a steep path to the lake wich is often dry in the summer. Trailhead 0.1 miles after turnouff to Manzanita Lake Campground. More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy,
Mineral, CA
Churn Creek Trails
The Churn Creek trails take walkers through a classic blue oak woodland, with manzanita and gray pine. Sections of the trail meander by Churn Creek where the terrain is riparian with willows, valley oak, western redbud, and cottonwoods. More Information
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Redding, CA

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